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So, you want to DIY?

Let us guess, you’re building a deck, remodeling the bathroom, or putting in more energy-efficient doors. Those planters aren’t going to build themselves, and what about repairing the roof before winter?

DIY projects come in all shapes and sizes and boast many benefits, which is why doing basic maintenance and updates to your home is becoming more and more popular.

Taking on a DIY project can momentarily distract you from those pesky life stressors, making you feel accomplished and content. With your blood pumping and creative juices flowing, there’s no physical or mental exercise quite like that of manual labor. DIY also allows you to learn new skills, share knowledge with your friends and family and can save you a ton of money.


Even though there are quite a few benefits to tackling a DIY, there are also a number of disadvantages to DIY projects:

They are extremely time-consuming: learning how to do something new can be challenging enough, but that’s not even considering the tools and materials one must obtain to even get started. DIY projects require research and planning before you can hit the ground running and once started, require a ton of trial and error, pauses, and do-overs to get the job done right. Make sure you set aside enough time and are up for the juggling act.

You may end up spending more money than you hoped to: At first, your DIY projects may seem like the cheaper route, but that’s assuming you’re a seasoned professional. We’re not saying you’re totally inept, we’d just like to mention that one wrong turn with the nail gun, and you’re headed back to the hardware store… or maybe urgent care? Let’s hope not. DIY is not for the faint of heart or an empty wallet. Practice makes perfect here, or at least fewer mistakes.

The quality of your work could be compromised: the first step is admitting it! If DIY is new to you, you may end up with an unsatisfactory result. There’s no harm in hiring a professional when uncertainty strikes and even a quick chat with an expert can make all the difference.

For both a seasoned and fresh DIYer, we can help you get started on your next project! Come to us to help you find everything you need to get the job done right in order to avoid common mistakes like:

  • Taking on too much at once

  • Using the wrong tools

  • Not being safe

  • Ignoring codes & permits

  • Making incorrect measurements

Experience aside, if you’re planning on moving forward with a DIY project, we’re here to help! Our team has decades of building experience and industry knowledge, and we are dedicated to helping you. From our facility conveniently located in Bend, we can supply your building project with more than three acres of traditional lumber, trusses, roofing, decking, windows, doors, molding, siding, fencing and so much more! We specialize in handling building projects from beginning to end, and from the ground up. From foundation materials down to the doorknobs, we have the knowledge and experience to help you complete your project (outside of electrical and plumbing.) We even carry a wide selection of hardware and tools you might need while working on your DIY!

Get started with your DIY preparation! Contact us! Give us a call or a visit:

(541) 388-9988

62960 Boyd Acres Road - Bend, OR


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